The crew greatly enjoyed our previous visit to Savary Island, when we circumnavigated Vancouver Island in our previous boat, Wai Whare. Then, the island's anchorage was full of visiting boats and the beach was covered with sun bathers and beach combers. This trip, however, we were a couple of months earlier in the season and […]
Scream arrived in Comox today to provision and hide from the forecast gale. Comox is one of the larger towns on Vancouver Island so the crew stocked up in anticipation of more remote locations to come. We also managed to watch a 2008 European soccer championship game on TV over lunch. Scream tied up to […]
Secret Cove is a lovely spot on the Sunshine Coast. While it is picturesque and boasts many services, its main claim to fame for Scream's crew is its shelter. We pulled into Secret Cove in a gale with gusts over 40 kts. As soon as we turned the corner into the cove, the wind meter […]
We arrived in Nanaimo on May 25. We anchored in the very nice harbour and enjoyed a hot shower and meal at the Dinghy Dock Pub. The showers were a little tough to find, since they are actually in the restaurant. But for a toonie, we got a long, private shower, and then a very […]
If the women don't find you handsome...
... they should at least find you handy. (Red Green) There's an old saw that cruising is just fixing your boat in exotic locations. I don't know about the exotic part, but there seems to be no end of boat jobs. And most of those jobs are done by us, because a) we need to […]
Boat jobs are seemingly never-ending and always frustrating, and our tendency is to just get up each day and work at something. As a result, I get cranky sometimes, and demand institute a day or two off. Since our parts did not arrive at the Nanaimo Shipyard in time for the work to be finished […]